1. Nobunny

1/11

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What you see here is your basic Nobunny gig: San Francisco's Justin Champlin (a.k.a Nobunny) dons a bunny mask, strips down to his skivvies, and plays a version of '50s rock'n'roll that sounds like Buddy Holly run through a blender.

2. Nobunny

2/11

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What you see here is your basic Nobunny gig: San Francisco's Justin Champlin (a.k.a Nobunny) dons a bunny mask, strips down to his skivvies, and plays a version of '50s rock'n'roll that sounds like Buddy Holly run through a blender.

3. Sick Weapons

3/11

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The ragged punk rock quintet was named best new band by Baltimore's City Paper in 2009. Here, frontwoman Ellie Beziat stoops to conquer.

4. Of Montreal

4/11

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Kevin Barnes and his cohorts in Of Montreal delivered a customarily costume-heavy show as the glammy Athens, Georgia, band kicked off its winter tour at Baltimore's Ram. Read our review.

5. The Jesus Lizard

5/11

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Though you might not be able to tell from this photo, even audience members without facial hair were stoked to be at the Baltimore stop of Jesus Lizard's reunion tour. The white-knuckle alt-rockers had four of its classic '90s albums reissued last October by Touch and Go Records.

6. Vincent Black Shadow

6/11

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This fine young fellow's name is Adam Savage. As you might expect, his band -- Baltimore psych-punks Vincent Black Shadow – is not for the faint of heart. Curious minds are advised to seek out 2008's More Deeper.

7. Raekwon

7/11

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Following the near-universal praise for his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, which made SPIN's 40 Best Albums of 2009 list, Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon brought down the house at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

8. David Morales

8/11

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Superstar producer-remixer David Morales emerged from the studio to man the decks at this sweaty Baltimore club gig. Next up? Asia, where he'll spin his heavy house beats at clubs in Phuket, Thailand, and Hong Kong at the end of February.

9. Peaches

9/11

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Lascivious Canadian electroclash provocateur Peaches was her typically hands-on self at this show, delivered in support of 2009's I Feel Cream.

10. St. Vitus

10/11

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Recently reconstituted '80s underground metal band St. Vitus, whose lead singer Wino is seen (sort of) here, recently wrapped up its North American tour. The band will be bringing the slooooow power chord stomp of its Bring the Doom tour to European audiences throughout February.

11. Rest in Peace: Jay Reatard

11/11

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In tribute to the late Memphis rocker, we've included this photo that Josh Sisk shot shortly before Reatard's untimely death from a cocaine and alcohol overdose on Jan. 13. Reatard was headlining the Shattered Records tour at Baltimore's Ottobar. Our thoughts are with those who were close to the talented musician.